Plant Growth-Promoting Microbes from Herbal Vermicompost

Vijayabharathi, R and Sathya, A and Gopalakrishnan, S (2015) Plant Growth-Promoting Microbes from Herbal Vermicompost. In: Plant-Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) and Medicinal Plants. Soil Biology, 42 . Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 71-88. ISBN 978-3-319-13401-7

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Overreliance on chemical pesticides and fertilizers has resulted in problems including safety risks, outbreaks of secondary pests normally held in check by natural enemies, insecticide resistance, environmental contamination, and decrease in biodiversity. The increasing costs and negative effects of pesticides and fertilizers necessitate the idea of biological options of crop protection and production. This includes the use of animal manure, crop residues, microbial inoculum, and composts. They provide natural nutrition, reduce the use of inorganic fertilizers, develop biodiversity, increase soil biological activity, maintain soil physical properties, and improve environmental health.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Series Name: Soil Biology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Herbal Vermicompost; Plant Growth; Earthworms; Nutritional Values
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Others > Entomology
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 08:29
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2015 04:19
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